Divas & dads: dying to know…
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Divas & dads: dying to know…

My dad died  a month ago today. Exactly one month ago this evening I sat at this computer cobbling together my global health web site, Global Health Lessons,  background TV blaring a weepy funeral service for singer-diva Whitney Houston.  Her death certificate blamed drowning, but the bigger blame was also Whitney’s deadly fondness for cocaine. … Continue reading

Russia’s Soup Kitchens
Aging / Because They Care / Beyond Seattle / Places of My Heart / Russia & Beyond

Russia’s Soup Kitchens

“SOCIAL UPHEAVAL MEANS SOUP KITCHENS, STRUGGLES FOR SOME RUSSIANS”(First published in The Seattle Times, 05/08/1994) [My note, years later: I like this story as a reflection of the times, showing the resilience of Russia’s elderly struggling to adapt to changes, even as they wondered where their next meal would come from.  I later volunteered at … Continue reading